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Nov 16, 2012 4:00pm PST
>>> this is "bbc world news america." taking to the fight to the heart of israel. set to receive britain's backing, syriana's new opposition leaders have talks in london. and the unmistakable sound of led zeppelin. we talked to jimmy page about their special honor in the u.s. >>> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. we begin with dramatic developments in the middle east. palestinian militants have fired a rocket all the way to jerusalem for the first time in decades. they have also targeted tel aviv. israel has risen but by calling up reserve troops and stepping up its bombardment of gaza. in a moment, a report from the gaza strip were there more civilian casualties today. first, we have this report from tel aviv. >> today, and the heart of israel, sirens scream for people to take cover from rocket fire. the past 24 hours have come as quite a shock. even for the million israelis living close to gaza, fear is part of their daily lives, the mortar and rocket fire have increased dramatically. one young couple went out to look at the rocket dam
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Nov 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
>> and now, "bbc world news america." >> we are reporting from washington. one day to go, three states to visit. president obama uses the final hours to campaign for every vote he can. >> after all we've been through together, we can't give up now. because we've got more change to do. >> his rival, mitt romney, traveled to four states to make his final pitch for a change in the white house. >> you hoped that president obama would live up to his promise to bring people together and to solve problem. he hasn't. i will. >> and if you live here, the election is secondary. a week after sandy blew through in new york neighborhood, it's still waiting for help. welcome to our viewers on public television in america. and also around the globe. for those of you despairing that this presidential election has gone on far too long, good news. it's almost over. the final day of campaigning saw the candidates flying across the country in a last bid for votes. tonight we have comprehensive coverage of how the campaign looks at the very end. the bbc north american editor has been with the obama
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> this is a special edition of bbc world news america. reporting from washington, i'm kathy kaye. president obama joins campaign workers to dial up support in the final hours. >> we feel we have the votes to win. >> his rival, mitt romney is off to the polls, and then bet -- back to the campaign trail for one final push. >> we are going to steer this country back on to a course that will help the american people have a brighter future. >> and taking a spin back in time, tonight, we will show you how the competitors have stacked up over the years. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere are around the globe. election day is finally here and across the huge country, people are finally casting their ballots. today, neither candidate was taking any chances, mounted a last-minute effort to get us support at the polls. -- to get the best support at the polls. >> this is america, a democracy. this is what it is all about. >> will he stay in power for another four years or be rejected after one term? the president is checking to mak
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Nov 12, 2012 2:30pm PST
drugs has never been about drugs. >> americas public enemy number one is a drug abuse. >> what will you do when someone offers you drugs? >> just say no! >> we intend to end the drug menace and to eliminate this dark evil enemy within. >> put him away. >> three strikes and you're out. >> somebody down the road said drugs are bad. there is no argument there. but think about where we are 30 years later. >> i do what i have to do. i know how to survive. i have some way, so -- >> the war against drugs is heating up. >> i think i should have wrote -- they should have written prison guard on my forehead because it's just it's me. >> let him go to prison. >> 20 years for drug trafficking. >> of the 2600 people i sent to federal prison, i see three or four kingpins who are incarcerated. >> people are fed into a machine like me to make sausage. >> law enforcement agencies get rewarded in cash for the sheer numbers of drug arrests. >> that is my money now. >> the scale is unbelievable. >> all sorts of people have a financial interest. >> gun manufacturers, health- care providers, phone companies.
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Nov 23, 2012 2:30pm PST
appreciation for our culture and contribution? >> we started in 2006. i think we sensed a change in america in 2006, 2007, even before barack obama became president. i think there is more willingness to understand the story, but the story has not been told. it is the story of the europeans, the indians, and the africans building america. the kinsey collection and our family has gone about trying to say we are part of this story and that narrative is a powerful narrative of accomplishment and triumphed. over the past six years, we have been able to reach 3 million people. i mean, we have just had so many actions, so many cities, so many museums, and the general response has ben, "we did not know that." that is what we start with any time we do a performance. we want you to leave and say, i did not know that. that started in 1600, and we take you to the incredible people, whose lives were lost in obscurity. we have taken them out of their graves and given them a personality, a name, a voice. tavis: why for you has this been such a passionate project? i have known you for many years. both of you
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Nov 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
corporate sponsor, mutual of america, designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. >> welcome. it's the weekend after, and barack obama is back in the white house, democrats are back in control of the senate, and republicans are back running the house. that's what prevailed before americans voted, when deadlock reigned in washington, little got done, and the country was frustrated and angry. are we in for more of the same? the talk we are hearing in washington sounds altogether too familiar. so let's consider what's ahead with two people of different philosophies about what should be done. bob herbert was a long-time liberal columnist for "the new york times" until he retired last year and became a distinguished senior fellow for the national think tank demos. he's been on the road for months now, reporting for his forthcoming book, "wounded colossus." reihan salam writes "the agenda," that's a daily blog for the conservative national review online. he is a policy advisor at the think tank economics 21 and a columnist for reuters.
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Nov 14, 2012 1:00am PST
america. it all leads up to friday when the president sits down with congressional leaders at the white house to begin the real negotiations, and both sides enter those talks claiming a mandate to protect the principals the voters endorsed at the ballot box. >> darren gersh is with us tonight from our washington, d.c. bureau, where a week after election day here. was there any progress made by the staffs of the political players during the campaign season? where do we stand? >> the staff is always looking at this as a giant chess game and trying to figure out how they can give their bosses their best move, so the staff have been working. we had a lot of commissions and a lot of efforts to try to solve the budget problems. there is a lot of work done behind the scenes and on paper. a deal could come together pretty quickly. the problem is the principals, the leaders, the people who were elected, they have to come back and decide what they're going to do. they're talking about getting an agreement, but nobody knows how to get that agreement right now. >> tom: it pays to parse language whe
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Nov 18, 2012 3:00pm PST
like this? >> like he said, let's get to the sex. he is america's spymaster, aside from the degrees and all that. but he decides to conduct an affair through a gmail account, because gosh, nobody can get access to that except maybe any 12-year-old in america but his power more -- his paramour, a master's degree from harvard, also of west point grad -- decides allegedly to send a threatening e-mails to a woman in florida coup may also be going after general petraeus. she sends these also through a gmail account. shocked to think they got caught. this is doumb and dumber. >> colby, you have military and national security experience. your thoughts on this? >> war is hell and it has taken its toll on our top generals. nothing general petraeus has done detracts from his record. what happened is extremely confusing. the investigation done by the fbi, but they determined there was no question of loyalty, no national security compromise. they stop. there is another aspect of this thing, suitability for conduct. you can be a patriot, but if you are habitually to excess, that, a problem with the
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Nov 6, 2012 2:30pm PST
these debates it is all about america being strong. it is a very narrow point of view in terms of history. america learns to be one of the many countries and to find its way to cooperate with people and to bring global peace that could bring great prosperity. that is the great lesson from history. we are not paying attention. tavis: one thing you talk about is this notion of american exceptionalism, that we have always been taught and we have heard again from both sides of the campaign. >> if we are a strong people, why do we always have to hear how great we are? where does this come from? after the war, we thought we won. that is the first myth. frankly, of russia won it. secondly common and and and and now we have the atomic bomb. new -- secondly, we have the atomic bomb. these are myths we explode, but what results is this believe we are always in the right, and it has gotten worse from generation to generation. tavis: if oliver is right and we engage in this self love, what makes you think that of bowdon -- a book that they are going to want to digest that? >> you do not think
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Nov 29, 2012 4:00pm PST
america and elsewhere around the globe and. the united nations has held an historic vote in which palestine has gained the status of an observer state. these are this team -- the saenz right now. it is a sign of global recognition that the palestinians were seeking. israel and the u.s. were opposed. it could delay hopes for achieving an independent palestinian state through peace talks. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton said the vote was unfortunate and counterproductive. >> a landmark day in and often turbulent history. jubilant palestinians to i heard there president demand what he said was their basic right to self-determination. >> the moment has arrived for the world to see clearly. enough with the settlements and occupation we are here now. >> after days of diplomacy, the majority backed palestine's bid to be recognized as a nation, but without full membership. many in a yasser arafat a square felt this was a symbolic than significant day, were the of celebration. a little -- the political activists are happy, but know that the struggle continues. >> we learned not to
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Nov 20, 2012 2:30pm PST
coincide with the spending programs. the federal government is a big customer for corporate america. the government plays can -- and pays contruction companies for certain work to be completed. those federal dollars will go away as an automatic occurrence. everyone is trying to figure out what the impact of that will be. if nothing is done about those tax rates, we will go into a recession in 2013. that is one concern, but put that on the sidelines for the moment. the community recognizes that taxes are going higher. if you talk about your income, your dividends, or your capital gains, if you make money on those, you will pay a lower tax than in 2013. the uncertainty of where tax rates will be is really the biggest issue for corporate america sitting on cash. there is $3.50 trillion on balance sheets right now. you can imagine, i understand why they are sitting got it because i am not sure what their economic story will look like in 2013. we don't know if we will see the spending programs cut that will lead to layoffs. many will look at their situation and say that the federal money is g
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Nov 2, 2012 8:00pm PDT
to celebrity status with that speech of not white america, red, america. if he wins he's going to win because he was the president of black america, hispanic america, single white women -- overwhelming -- >> if he gets 40% of the white vote -- john kerry got that amount. >> it's not just the fact that president obama is african-american. we're so far from his ideal vision in 2004. in the mid 1930's is astonishing. that's lower than george w. bush won the hispanic vote in 2004. gwen: neither campaign are terribly concerned about that. they just want to win at all cost. do we see any kind -- everybody says it doesn't matter who shows up. as we watch get out the vote efforts an we watch voter disputes and the lawyers being dispatched around the country, is there anything happening that we don't see that doesn't show up in the polls? >> it is the first election since 2004 that's "normal." >> 2006 was a wave, 2010 was a wave. everybody saw the same data. and they were disagreing around the margin. now both sides have a fundamentally different view. it's not just these conversations wit
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
." >> but here's a little thing to think about that. if you could get everybody in america to pay you one penny a day. at the end of the year you'd have $1.1 billion. if you can get a dime you're going to have $11 billion at the end of the year. if you can get a dollar you can have over $100 billion. >> reporter: this is finally how we're going to be able to support the "newshour," we'll get each of you to send a penny and... >> but that's the trick, you've got figure out how to get everybody to give you that penny and the best way to do it is if you're already billing them, you find ways to stick in all these extra little charges. >> reporter: it didn't always used to be this way. here, for example is a scranton, pennsylvania electric bill from 1937, back when public utilities were strictly regulated. >> it's a very simple bill, it's not even a full page of paper, and it has the account number, the dates that are covered, the meter reading, this person used three kilowatts per hour of electricity, and the price written down here at the bottom. >> reporter: today's bill, by contrast-- thi
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
getting power turned back on, and the challenge of getting around america's busiest city. >> tom: october marked a pick-up in private hiring. that's the word from payroll processing firm adp. it says u.s. private payrolls grew by 158,000 positions in october. that higher than expected number comes as adp overhauls how it calculates the number by including more companies in its survey. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: the economic signals out today point in the same direction-- an economy that has moved through a rough couple of months last spring has now found stability. >> slow growth need not be fragile, so we are in a moderate growth phase that appears to be quite durable. it's going to be hard to break out significantly in one direction or the other, unless we get a policy surprise or a policy mistake. >> reporter: the adp payroll snapshot is seen as a kind of preview for the government's official employment report, which comes out tomorrow. factoring in job losses in state and local government, adp projects the labor department will likely say the economy created roughly 1
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00pm PST
? >> now bbc world news america. israel kills the leader of hamas in the of the, causing an escalation of violence. governments should stop cutting benefits and start creating jobs. welcome to manhattan, kansas. >> may know more about technology than a tomcat's knows about baking gingerbread. >> welcome to our viewers. israel killed the military commander of hamas and launched a series of attacks. hamas vowed in this would open the gates to hell. military action will continue. >> for the people of gaza, it looked like a war, and as in most wars, civilians are caught up in the violence. the first target today was the biggest hamas's most senior military leader was typify and -- hit by a military strike. he died instantly. hamas says this is a major provocation. good >> they will pay a price for this, because he was one of our most exceptional leaders. >> she sat at the top of the military wing. tonight israel published these images. the army released video footage of him being tracked and the moment when his car was hit. israel said the strike followed a wave of rocket attack
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Nov 9, 2012 8:00pm PST
he won an america that revealed itself to be more divided than ever. today the president walked into the east room saying elections have consequences. >> what the american people are looking for is corporation. they're looking for consensus. they're looking for common sense. most of all, they want action. i intend to deliver for them in my second term i expect to find willing partners in both parties to make that happen. so let's get to work. gwen: the obama campaign pieced together a electoral puzzle. how did they put it together? >> they had multiple paths to get to 270. they used almost all of them. they were able to through very focused data-driven ground operation identify their voters and successfully reassemble the coalition that they had in 2008. african americans, latino, -- latinos, young voters, women. would young voters turn out in the numbers they did before? in fact, they were by one point a higher percentage than they were in 2008. would african americans vote with the same enthusiasm compared to 2008? they did. it was 15%. this was a campaign that set its sights early
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Nov 11, 2012 3:00pm PST
for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> this week, the post-election rubio. >> i still wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. >> and where do we go from here? >> mr. president, we stand ready to work with you. >> the republicans take a look at their game plan. >> i think republicans have done a lousy job of reaching out to people of color. >> an amazing campaign. let me be clear. i did not bill that. you build that. >> also a look at ballot initiatives, including legalizing pot. >> this is the best day of my life. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> it was a long, anxious night for a lot of people in this town and across the nation, but then the networks called ohio and you knew it was over. the president won 93% of african-americans, a 71% of hispanics, more women than romney. he won 52% of voters under 34. half the independent voters. 54% of those who make over $100,000 a year. first we will hear from the president. >> i believe we can lead this future together because we are not
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00pm PST
. >> and i ran for office because i'm concerned about america. this election is over but our principles endure. that i believe the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurgent economy and to renewed greatness. like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given all our to this campaign. (cheers and applause) i so wish -- i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. >> rose: the race revealed america's shifting fault lines. it was a national conversation carried out in a few battleground states. billions of dollars poured into the campaign as both sides sought to define the other as responsible for the country's economic and partisan gridlock. but when it became clear that the long race had ended, both candidates spoke of the need for moving past division. here is what the president said. >> and in the coming weeks and months i am looking forward to rea
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Nov 6, 2012 12:00am PST
america, we're not blue america, we're not white, we're not black" that's been eviscerated. we clearly have an electorate that's divided in long term structural ways along racial lines. >> and regional lines. >> and the goal of either party would be -- and gender lines and the goal of either party would be to change that. >> rose: an election preview when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: tonight we enter the final hours of 2012's presidential election. tuesday may be the main event but tens of millions have already voted. reduction of early voting hours in key states have raised questions about the propriety of campaign tactics. both sides are preparing for possible legal challenges in a sign that the contest might continue beyond election day. president barack obama and governor romney have spent the day drumming up last-minute support in battleground states. >> you may be frustrated at the pace of change. i promise you, so am i sometimes. but you know that i say what i mean and i mean wh
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
home prices went up in most major u.s. cities by 3% in september compared to a year ago. america's ambassador to the u.n. failed to mollify senate critics today on the attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. susan rice met with republican senators who've criticized her for saying-- five days after the attack-- that anti-american protests were to blame. in fact, u.s. officials already knew it was a terrorist strike. today, rice blamed faulty intelligence. but senator lindsey graham said he was unimpressed. bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before that the 16 september explanation about how four americans died in benghazi libya by ambassador rice i think does not do justice to the reality at the time and in hindsight clearly was completely wrong. >> sreenivasan: graham, along with senators mccain and ayotte, have said they'll oppose rice if she's nominated to be secretary of state. but independent senator joe lieberman also met with rice today, and he said he was satisfied with her explanation of events. >> i found her statements to be significant. she was just
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Nov 1, 2012 3:00pm PDT
latin american dictators hugo chavez and fidel castro. >> we are america's women. >> woodruff: and american future fund, a super pac supporting romney is running ads targeting women in michigan and pennsylvania, states considered safely democratic. as you can see on the "newshour's" vote 2012 map center" there are seven states currently considered by the associated press to be true toss ups: nevada, colorado, iowa, ohio, virginia, florida and new hampshire. it shows each candidate's quickest potential path to 270 electoral votes. including one scenario giving president obama a path to victory, winning nevada and ohio, to get to 277 electoral votes. for mitt romney the path could also lead through ohio, and blanketing the south, to get to 281 in a different scenario. and there are also several potentials for a tie. this one shows the president losing nevada but winning ohio, to get to 269 for both candidates. and late today, the "newshour" got word that romney will make a last-minute stop in pennsylvania over the weekend. we explore the race and the states in play with jonathan mart
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Nov 2, 2012 12:00am PDT
that when you look around coastal america, at the cities and communities that are vulnerable to predicted levels of sea rise, the expense is just astronomical. there may be political will to keep manhattan protected. but the federal scale of the policy problem really just isn't suited to political action. the numbers are too big and the time lines are too long for politicians. >> rose: what would you add to that. >> i think what steve is saying is exactly right, and unfortunately, our instinct which is an understandable human instinct is immediately to rebuild, rebuild the jersey shore, rebuild where we've been. part of the problem we haven't come to terms with is people are not going to be able to live at sea level along these coasts the way they have in the most. and if we're going to have a city at sea level like southern manhattan, we're going to have to protect it with walls. whatever you think about climate change, the weather is changing, we're going to have more of these events. >> rose: the cause is changing. >> exactly. it is changing and these events are more intense
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Nov 24, 2012 2:00am PST
recognizes something that almost every president eventually discovers which is that america is still indispensable player when it comes to these sort of conflicts in the middle east. pete: still the indispensable player and hasn't changed with the arab spring? >> the arab spring hasn't changed that and you've seen the revolution of the arab spring and our relationship to it particularly in this relationship, this new partnership between president obama and president morsi of egypt. very interesting history. president morsi from the muslim brotherhood just a few weeks back before the election, the americans and the obama administration very upset at morsi for not doing more to protect the embassy in cairo during some of those protests there. this week, you saw this sort of new partnership developing and they were on the phone repeatedly. 11:30 at night. 2:30 in the morning from air force one. morsi was a key as far as he could see to solving this problem. he was investing a lot of his own capital with president obama was in this new partner in egypt. pete: speaking of key players, can
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Nov 8, 2012 1:00am PST
divided congress will work together with a reinvigorated president to solve america's fiscal problems. and some predict that spirit of cooperation will help lift stocks higher again. >> what i encourage investors to realize however is that an agreement at some point in time is more likely than not and as a result of that you're probably going to see a relief on the other end, the last thing you want to do right now is time the market. >> reporter: here's one hopeful tidbit that might have been lost in all the recent political rhetoric. the stock market is far better off today than it was four years ago. in fact the dow gaining about 60% since president obama's took office in january 2009. suzanne pratt, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: in washington today, a lot of talk about the need to get an agreement on the fiscal cliff, and to reach a bi- partisan solution. but as darren gersh reports, both sides are still trying to figure out the message of the election, and may be reluctant to compromise for now. >> reporter: the voters have spoken and house speaker john boehner says he has gotten
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Nov 22, 2012 1:00am PST
million seats between today and sunday, according to airlines for america. that's an average of 2.5 million seats filled each day, up by a quarter of a million from last year. >> this year so far, the average profit point for every passenger is about $.50, which is awfully small. last year it was $.77. >> reporter: the holiday season is a welcome event in the industry's fourth quarter. >> historically, the fourth quarter was at best a break even quarter, but due to the airlines better management of their seat inventory, they can actually produce a profit during the fourth quarter, which i'm expecting. >> reporter: in recent years, industry representatives say airlines have struggled to survive, as their ticket sales failed to cover the volatile cost of fuel and their increased regulatory and tax burdens. to combat the problem, they have started selling fewer tickets to keep capacity down and control costs. >> we're finding that more people still want to fly and unfortunately it means that planes are going to be a little more full than we'd like them to be but at this point, that's t
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Nov 9, 2012 2:30pm PST
you have the force of the people, that can change america. tavis: if i had a dime for every time i heard somebody who has said this in the last four years, i would be independently wealthy. what you have just shared now, respectfully, that we have to make him do it, that we have to push him and hold them accountable and we did not do our job pushing him enough. here's the problem i have with that statement. every time someone says we did not pushing hard enough, the people who typically say that are the progressives who are responsible for pushing him in the first place. so when somebody from labor's as we did not pushing hard enough, i want to say, well, where were you? so the people who are said to me we did not wish to be enough in the first term of the same people who were responsible for doing that we're progressive causes are involved. if we have been saying this for the past four years, that we did not portion enough, why am i to believe now that they are not prepared to do that in the next four years? >> i think the door that is open a crack, people recognize it will be clo
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Nov 8, 2012 2:30pm PST
what makes your example different than the contemporary moment that we're in is america was basically white and black then add a lot more white than black. now america is a multi-cultural, multi racial, multi-as the place of the electorate is so different then. if you think you can win with white, rural voters, your toes. you have to have more than that. >> i have the perfect candidate. a latin american man, a white mother, a black grandfather on the mother's side. with hopefully an asian brother- in-law. if we could find this guy, he runs independent. he is backed by perot. carlos slim finances the campaign. he requires no federal funding. tavis: you are never really toast. i get it. >> with mass communications the way it is i can give you the next president who today is unknown. ok? unknown. let's say. who is the governor of south dakota? i do not know of his republican or democrat. let's say the governor of south dakota has a latina mother. and an uncle who is black. and there is a prison riot in south dakota, ok? get this, a prison riot, the prisoners have taken over the prison an
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Nov 29, 2012 1:00am PST
worst slumps ever. that was the prediction today from g.m. north america president mark reuss at the los angeles auto show. g.m. unveiled its first all- electric plug-in at the show, and, as diane eastabrook tonight, the company hopes the spark can give the electric vehicle business the jolt it needs. >> reporter: the chevrolet spark e.v. will hit showrooms in california and oregon next summer. engineers are still testing the pure plug-in so general motors can't say yet how many miles the sub-compact will get on a single charge. what it can say is new technology will allow for faster charging. the spark won't be cheap. with tax incentives, the car's sticker price will be about $25,000, double the price of the gas-powered version. >> when you look at the functionality that this vehicle has and the range we offer-- which we believe is the top of its segment-- it is going to be extremely competitive from a price perspective. you're always going to pay more for an electric vehicle than you would for a traditional vehicle with a gas engine. >> reporter: general motors has placed a huge bet on
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Nov 1, 2012 1:00am PDT
disclosed a 10% stake. general motors continues seeing business grow in asia and south america, even as earnings were down last quarter in the u.s., and it lost money in europe. the bottom line for g.m. in the third quarter was stronger than anticipated. earnings per share totaled 93 cents, well above the 60 cents per shares expected. g.m. returned to profitability in south america and china profit jumped 10%. shares jumped 9.5% as volume tripled. g.m. hopes to stop losing money in europe by the middle of the decade. yesterday, ford told us it expects its european business to begin turning around in about a year. today, ford shares were also on the move after its strong earnings report during the market closure. ford rallied 8.2%. over $11 per share for the first time since may. some merger action in the clothes and fashion industry hit the tape with p.v.h. buying warnaco group, that's the company licensing calvin klein, speedo and other brands. warnco stock shot up almost 39%. the deal totals $2.8 billion in cash and stock. the buyer, p.v.h., rose 20% as a big sign of market confidence
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Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm PDT
help others. >> hello, this is marley. i'm calling from organizing for america. >> reporter: of course, democratic volunteers were also working hard at their local office in another part of town. the president, in fact, has more than twice as many field offices in the state as romney more boots on the ground. and the competition for door- knocks and one-on-one contact here is intense. mary ginnebaugh is brown county democratic party chairman. >> we had a huge canvass the last two weekends, knocking on doors, talking with people. we have just been working really hard to identify the people that we know are sort of on that fence, haven't committed, maybe have voted republican in the past or have voted democratic in one election and republican another time. we see there's this ying yang sort of thing going on and were trying... >> reporter: ying yang? here in green bay? >> yeah, yeah. even here in green bay. right. >> reporter: in fact, this is the main reason for all this attention here: confuscious would say: yin-yang american political strategists see it as bush-obama because wi
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
, he headed over to obama for america headquarters on chicago's lakefront and thanked his volunteers who had worked for him over the past year-plus. it was said to be a very moving and very emotional encounter between the president and the people who have made sure that he's going to be president for another four years. as kwame mentioned, he's spoken with all the leaders of the two branches of the legislature, and put on the agenda tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses, job creation, and says that the message from last night's election is that the people want them to put aside their partisan differences to work for the better interests of the american people. >> ifill: now, all those people at obama for america headquarters who have been working probably nonstop since 2008 to set up the infrastructure for this victory last night. how do they think-- what do they think won the election for them? >> suarez: they put together very carefully a coalition over time, and tonight david axelrod is saying it's very gratifying that that coalition came together, as kwame mentioned-
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Nov 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
as america, has the economy stopped working for people at-large even as those at the top enjoy massive rewards? the struggle of ordinary people for a decent living, for security, is as old as the republic, but it's taken on a new and urgent edge. instead of shared prosperity, our political system has now produced a winner-take-all economy. >> how much is enough, gordon. >> hollywood saw it coming. >> the richest 1% of this country owns half of our country's wealth -- $5 trillion. one-third of that comes from hard work, two-thirds comes from inheritance. interest on interest accumulating to widows' idiot sons. and what i do -- stock the real estate speculation. it's [ bleep ] >> you got 90% of the american people have little or no net worth. i create nothing -- i own. we make the rules, pal. the news, war, peace, famine, upheaval -- the price of a paper clips. we pull the rabbit out of the hat while everybody else sits there wondering how in the [ bleep ] we did it. now, you're not my ev enough to think we're living as a democracy are you, buddy. >> that was of course was michae
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Nov 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
." and odette keeley, new america media anchor and executive producer. and in sacramento, john myers, kxtv news 10, political editor. well, this campaign season has been marked by massive amounts of spending from outside groups, yet, with all of the money spent and all of the people who paid attention, the race for president remains too close to call. and here in california, we're feeling the affects of an onslaught of political ads for candidates and boll lot meallot. john, you were reporting on an $11 million political contribution to a group opposing proposition 30. tell us what the judge decided. >> well, a judge decided that mysterious arizona group needed to disclose its donors or disclose them to the state. the group appealed. the disclose sure is still tied up, as we speak. the disclosure hasn't happened. and the state and the attorney general and the fair political practice commission has asked the state supreme court to make the group give them the document so they can examine it to see if they have to disclose the doe mores. all of this is happening right before the electi
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Nov 17, 2012 12:00am PST
path to silicon valley when they come to america. >> if you are worried about the issue that you brought up, there's a very simple solution which is we do something which from a policy point of view in this country is clearly in my opinion malpractice, which is that we recruit these most talented students. >> to go to our universities. >> to come to our universities. and then as soon as they graduate you say no, you may not stay here. a lot of them would like to stay here. and these are people who would create jobs. and so i think there's a kind of a jingoistic, a strange counter-- you know, something that's not all helpful, counterproduction. >> they we should staple a green card to their diploma. >> absolutely. if somebody comes here and gets a degree in neuroscience or computer science, organic chemistry, for goodness sake let's try to keep them. >> rose: i do hear a certain libertarian philosophy within you? >> i think of myself as a diverseitarian. so-and-so i think-- i like diverse systems. so for me, i think that there is, you know, what you want is a role for government.
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Nov 30, 2012 3:00pm PST
for the middle class. >> if congress does nothing, every family in america will see their income taxes automatically go up on january 1. i mean, i... i'm assuming that doesn't sound too good to you. >> no. >> that's sort of like the lump of coal you get for christmas. that's a scrooge christmas. >> warner: in washington, republicans portrayed the road trip as so much humbug, at a time, they said, when negotiations are going nowhere. >> there's a stalemate. let's not kid ourselves. >> warner: house speaker john boehner said republicans remain willing to raise revenues, but not by raising tax rates. and he charged the white house isn't negotiating in good faith. >> the day after the election, i said the republican majority would accept new revenue as part of a balanced approach that includes real spending cuts and reforms. now, the white house took three weeks to respond with any kind of a proposal, and much to my disappointment, it wasn't a serious one. >> reporter: that proposal was presented by treasury secretary timothy geithner yesterday to congressional leaders. it was widely
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Nov 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
. >> rose: do they have two different views of america that they are appealing to? >> in this last moment they are both appealing to the last little undecideds. and so governor romney is making this case. he's basically saying you go with president obama, it's more of the same. >> rose: more years of what happened and are you not happy with what happened. >> exactly. and go with me and i have a plan. in his closing argument he goes through his five, he's even given some of his items, name, the names of the bills that he would enact. and the president is saying i'm not done yet. he says you know, i'm to the going to give up that fight. and then he goes in his closing argue speech he talks about various people. and he said they need a champion. so he is running as the champion for the middle class. and that is both a message to the base but it's also to those undecided voters. >> rose: romney is running as a champion of woman. >> romney is running as a champion of everyone, he says. and of course that is to deal with the lingering problems from that surreptitiously taped 47%. but he
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Nov 3, 2012 1:00am PDT
to the victims of superstorm sandy. corporate america has pledged over $50 million. the big bank is offering $5 million in loans to affected small businesses and donating to the american red cross. other household names giving include coca-cola, delta airlines, disney, home depot, lowe's, the nfl and target. from fuel to cash to communications. verizon communications warned today hurricane sandy could wreak havoc on its fourth quarter earnings. the wireless, phone and internet provider took on major damage in the storm. four of its facilities in new york flooded. as sylvia hall reports, verizon's warning is a sign of the damage felt by the tele- communications industry. >> reporter: just like with other telecom companies, verizon employees are working hard to restore service to the northeast. but it's not easy when they're also pumping water out of the basements of their flooded new york facilities, which are running on generator power. the company announced today that sandy's aftermath will likely extend to fourth quarter earnings. analysts say the entire industry could feel it too
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Nov 23, 2012 12:00am PST
presents culture -- i mean harry potter is as big in japan or england as it is in america so i will assume because it carries such a universal energy, that people relate to that. >> rose: there it is. >> wow. >> rose: thank you. >> thank you very, have yo very. >> rose: thank you for joining us. see you next time. captioning sponsored by rose communications captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org oh, hi there! welcome to my perfect christmas party! the fun begins in two shakes of a cat's tail. (babbling) so, stay sitting where you're sat, it's time for christmas with the cat in the hat! ♪ viewers like you, and you, and you, and you...
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Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm PST
america's test kitchen with your host christopher kimball, featuring test kitchen chefs
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Nov 20, 2012 12:00pm PST
magazine, it's america's test kitchen with your host christopher kimball, featuring test kitchen chefs julia collin-davison, bridget lancaster, becky hays, with adam ried in the equipment corner and
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
could ask me about that we don't already reinsure. >> reporter: eric smith heads the america's division of swiss re. >> reinsurance is about all forms of risk, whether its health, or life, or your home, or your property, the math behind it works the most effectively if you can spread the risk around the globe in all sorts of different forms. >> reporter: insurance companies buy their own insurance-- reinsurance-- from huge firms like swiss re which, because of their size, can afford the fullest data, plug in into the most sophisticated risk models. and doing just that, swiss re actually warned us of an east coast storm like sandy in 2006. after hurricane katrina, swiss re's head of catastrophe perils, andy castaldi, worried aloud about warming seas and more violent storms in the gulf. but, he told me: >> i'm also concerned about the new york bay and long island would be inundated by a flood, due to a category 3 storm. a storm surge could completely flood the airport at jfk. 13 feet of sea water is not out of or to 17 feet is not out of the question. >> reporter: so the blue is
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Nov 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
system and in the spinal cord about the inadequacy of paper education in america, so for example, in a survey of 100 medical schools, quite a few were pound to have only devote add couple of hours in their entire medical school curriculum of four years to pain, so there is this enormous problems in terms of social burden, personal burden and physicians in training are getting a couple of hours of teaching about it. which is -- >> rose: that is one thing i am surprised by. >> and finally the last thing the report says is the public needs to be educated, patients need better education about the pain they are suffering from and its treatments and the treatment n an anti-epileptic drug called pregavlin or known as lirica and have been on that still to this day i have been on it since the day i was diagnosed until currently. >> and how is that work something. >> it is not that i can tell it is working. it is not like i take it and i say oh this helps, i feel better. it is more if wrote take it i notice a difference in the pain in my leg and kind of how my leg feels and kind of the ner
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Nov 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
corporations. what can we do for you? >> this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. i'm kathy kay. armed with new job numbers and old attack lines, the two candidates for president begin their final pitches. the new york marathon cancelled amid suffering after sandy. residents of staten island say they've been forgotten. >> this is new york city, the financial capital of the world. putting right what's happened here is going to take many months and maybe longer. >> and getting ready for new leaders in china. tonight we continue our series of special reports on the challenges they'll face. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. with just four days to go before the u.s. presidential election, a new jobs report is fueling arguments on the campaign trail. it seems to have something for everyone. president obama is time-outing that more jobs were -- touting that more jobs have been created than were expected. romney says the overall elm ploit rate is actually up. now startshe weekend blitz and the bbc's adam brooks has been w
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Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
states of america the best is yet to come. >> it is more of a hangover than a honeymoon. financial markets fall a day after the election. china gets ready to take a new generation. the u.s. voters have spoken, and after a hard-fought campaign, they have reelected barack obama. right now the president and his family have returned to the white house, where they will be residents for the next four years. right now it is about watching the votes come in. mr. obama has won 303 alike toro college of votes. mr. romney had 260. for the popular vote, president obama had 50.1%. nit romney hadn't 48.3%. -- mitt romney had 48.3%. we go to chicago for the obama victory. >> this is what the three looks like, a moment of it -- what victory looks like, a moment of triumph. it is not near happiness. it is a dream and the man who embodies it. barack obama savored the moment. he became the first black american to win a second term. he basked in the pride of his wife and daughters. he said alexian's can be small and silly but this was big and important. vice whether i have earned your vote or not, i h
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Nov 9, 2012 12:00am PST
it. it is about america's future, not with standing who the president is. joining me are tom brocaw, ally gutmann, david brooks and jon meacham. >> they have to taker it out of column a and say some seizure are right and some of the issues on education and inequity are right and i'm going to take it out of both sides and that will just confuse everybody. but more people in the country between the tweeting and blogging would say interesting. >> rose: america and its future, the america moment when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications >> right here at home. >> that future is out there waiting for us. >> rose: a politician thinks of the next election, a statesman of the next gentlemen of the jury race said the theologian james clerk and you can't govern in poetry or pros. we want to raise this question. where is america 2012, 236 years after its birth and where is it going, the challenge of the next administration to both immediate and deep. no great country sustained its position without a strong economic foundation. the new president and new congress must deal wit
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
together for science. yes, you heard that right. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. tonight, tensions are still high in egypt days after muhammed mercy -- muhammed mursi took sweeping powers. he claimed that only sovereign matters would be protected from judicial review. but on the street, thousands gathered in cairo for the funeral of an activist who died during clashes last week. more protests were planned for tuesday. late today, however, the muslim brotherhood decided to postpone its rally saying that it wanted to support the president after an outbreak of violence. joining me now is a local supporter of the revolution that removed the president in art -- remove president mubarak from power. m do you mursi is trying to -- do you i is tryingdent murss to hijack the revolution? >> he forgets that this is not about the muslim brotherhood. if it were not for the power grab, we would have been out on the street saying exactly what we said today. the revolution calls for dignity, liberty and social justice. the revolution does not call f
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